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for The State Vol. 33 Issue 20, Mar 1966
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People laughed when Albert Harrelson built the first retread rubber plant in North Carolina. They said it would never succeed. Harrelson Rubber Co. received support from B. B. Walker, president of Walker Shoe Co., who bankrolled the new company. Walker and Harrelson built a plant in Asheboro, and it produces over 20,000 pounds of retread rubber a day. Projected sales for the first year are estimated at $2 million. No one is laughing now.
Dr. Frank McCormick studies the effect of radiation on the environment. Dr. McCormick, a botany professor from University of North Carolina, works under NASA supervision to research the affects that radiation might have on our environment. This study learned that moderate doses of radiation can kill pine trees but leave oak trees alive. Dr. McCormick has determined that tropical forests are more resistant to radiation than temperate forests.
North Carolina's diverse vegetation and ecosystem are an important part of the state's appeal. Springtime marks the beginning of growth for the state as the Juneberry and Shadbush blossom. Native plants and trees such as the Dogwoods, Redbuds, and other fauna grow abundantly throughout the state. These numerous plants are an attractive element of North Carolina.
This article contains information on the new Wachovia Building in Winston-Salem. The structure stands thirty stories tall and occupies a city block.